Case could help prevent Congress from outsourcing its power

Elizabeth Slattery and John-Michael Seibler of the Heritage Foundation comment on a Supreme Court case that could have ramifications for registered citizens.How much authority can Congress give to the attorney general to effectively write the criminal laws? That’s a question the Supreme Court will address next term in a newly added case, Gundy v. United States. […]

Kids shouldn’t be subject to registry (neither should adults)

Christina Delgado, in an op-ed for The Hill, writes that recent legislation passed by the House of Representatives would unnecessarily criminalize youthful behavior, and should be rejected by the Senate.The stated purpose of the bill — H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act — is to “protect children from sexual exploitation by criminalizing ‘the […]

Teen sexters subject to 15 years in prison under House-passed bill

Elizabeth Nolan Brown reports at Reason.com that teens who text explicit photos to one another could face 15 year mandatory minimum sentences under a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown reports on the “Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017,” introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana).  Two Republicans and 53 Democrats voted against […]

New Federal Sex Offender Bills Pass House

From the Florida Action Committee, a rundown of some of the federal sex offender bills that have passed the House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate.Among the bills is reauthorization of the Adam Walsh Act, along with wonderfully-titled bills such as the “Global Child Protection Act,” the “Strengthening Children’s Safety Act,” and the […]

Congress Passes International Megan’s Law

Congress approved International Megan’s Law in a voice vote on Monday. The bill contains a provision that requires the State Department to mark the passports of registered sex offenders with a “unique identifier.”Proponents say the bill will prevent sex trafficking. Opponents say it amounts to little more than a scarlet letter that will prevent U.S. […]